The City of Franklin is a beautiful and very prosperous community, located in the heart of Simpson County, Kentucky. Conveniently situated between Bowling Green, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee, Franklin has a unique blend of economic growth, a strong agricultural economy, small town charm, and family values that will not be compromised by future growth and development. Approximately 17,500 people live in Simpson County, with approximately 8,500 who reside within the City limits of Franklin. In our community, we are all family – working together, playing together, and maintaining a community that has been pegged one of “The Fifty Best Small Southern Towns,” being the only Kentucky city along I-65 to earn a place on this exclusive list.
Tompkinsville/ Fountain Run/Gamaliel
Distance from Major Airports
Bluegrass Airport is 89 miles from Franklin
I-65 and US 31W
Whether it's gaming, racing, events, or live music that you're interested in, come to Kentucky Downs!
Simpson County Tourism
Simpson County Tourism is located in the log cabin by Cracker Barrel Restaurant, across from the Oasis Steakhouse. We give directions-local as well as area and state wide; maps-state, local, and area; brochures and rack cards. We will look up information on the internet; provide information about local, area, and state attractions and events, and provide other services as needed.
Gallery on Square
The Gallery on the Square, located in historic downtown Franklin is operated by the Simpson county Guild of Artists and Craftsmen.
Hampton Inn Hotel
Discover the place where Kentucky and Tennessee meet at our Hampton Inn Franklin hotel.
Kenny Perry Golf
Kenny Perry, PGA Tour veteran and Franklin resident, invites you to his home golf course, Kenny Perry’s Country Creek. Designed by Kenny, and nestled in the hills and woods of south central Kentucky, Country Creek Golf Course is conveniently located just minutes from both I-65/Exit 2 and downtown Franklin.
Catering Available! Good For Groups, for Kids, Outdoor Seating,Takes Reservations
Take Out,Waiter Service and
Hotels, Lodging &